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Education Updates and Features

March for Students and Rally for Respect Event

Watson College Dean Van Dempsey was a guest on WECT on May 16, the day an estimated 20,000 teachers participated in the March for Students and Rally for Respect event in Raleigh. In addition to the rally, he discussed the current environment for educators and trends in teacher recruitment and enrollment. more...

WCE’s Lyfta Pilot Featured on HundrED Website

As a HundrED Ambassador and GTEI Fellow, Elizabeth Crawford networks with educators globally to bring innovation to classrooms, and provides global learning experiences for her students at WCE. This spring, Crawford teamed with Heidi Higgins to introduce the award-winning Finnish-British educational platform Lyfta in local elementary schools. The pilot, the first of its kind in the United States, was featured in a recent article on the HundrED website. more...

Linda Mechling Enhances the Lives of Individuals with Disabilities

WCE professor Linda Mechling joined the faculty at UNCW in 2001. Since then, she has developed the university’s Adapted Curriculum Special Education program, served as the AC coordinator for 15 years and authored 51 publications on her work with children and young adults with moderate to severe disabilities. Mechling will retire from UNCW in July, but plans to continue her work with the Cape Fear Enrichment Program, an organization she founded in 2014 to provide opportunities for adults with disabilities. more...